From October, all 3DS owners will be able to buy new home menu themes from the eShop, allowing them to change their menu background, icons, music and sound effects. The Circle Pad Pro may not be officially redundant, but Nintendo’s refusal to support it in
is a definite push to upgrade. The New Nintendo 3DS XL comes in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black finishes at launch, but won’t support the variety of custom plates that can be applied to the front and back of smaller models. There will be a range of 38 interchangeable plates available from launch, with variants based on and
as well as basic patterns and solid colours. They’re not cheap, ranging in price from ¥1,000 to ¥3,000 (approx £6 to £17).